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Micah Chelimo just missed qualifying for the NCAAs automatically by .37 seconds on March 16 at the Occidental Distance Carnival.
Courtesy: Bob Palermini

Chelimo races to GNAC weekly honor

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 03/19/2012
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Junior Micah Chelimo earned his third career Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honor for track & field after producing a NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on March 16, announced by the league on Monday.

Chelimo, from Kapkoi, Kenya, won the men’s steeplechase with a time of eight minutes, 56.37 seconds at the Occidental Distance Carnival (Eagle Rock, Calif.), just .37 seconds away from the automatic qualifying time.

Collecting the women’s weekly accolade was Western Oregon’s Amanda Schumaker, who automatically qualified for the NCAAs in the javelin. Chelimo joins senior Hallidie Wilt and freshman Cody Parker, who have each received the GNAC honor this season.

The Seawolves will have this weekend off to prepare for the annual Willamette Invitational on March 30-31.
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